Electronic health records (EHR) are a rich source of clinical and research data, but clinicians and researchers often cannot access this information efficiently. The Department of Biomedical Informatics has developed the ReImagineEHR initiative to improve the functionality of electronic health record systems. Faculty members del Fiol and Kawamoto led this effort by developing and implementing the infobutton international standard for clinical decision support and develop platforms that enable clinicians to obtain more information from electronic medical records with less effort. A prime example of the innovation from this group is the Neonatal Bilirubin Management Tool, which decreases physician EHR usage time and guides the prescription of phototherapy as needed, thereby improving physician efficiency and patient care.
Association of an electronic health record add-on App for neonatal bilirubin management with physician efficiency and care quality. Kawamoto K, Kukhareva P, Shakib JH, Kramer H, Rodriguez S, Warner PB, Shields D, Weir C, Del Fiol G, Taft T, Stipelman CH. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Nov;2(11):e1915343.